In January of 2023, Virgil VanKleek was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a form of childhood cancer, at only 14 months old. “Our family was crippled last year. Wounded very badly by cancer and the myriad of complications associated with its punches. Despite a tremendous victory in Virgil ringing his end of treatment bell, declaring he struck back and defeated cancer, our family had not healed,” his mother Amanda shared.
Come join us for an evening of music by Malcolm Flavell, food catered by Galuppi's, open bar, and great company to raise funds for the Jose Wejebe Spanish Fly Memorial Foundation. Join the Spanish Fly Crew, Marine Maintenance Managers and the Pink Ladies Fishing Team for a special Holiday Party. Raffles, silent auction, games, and the chance to take your picture with Santa with Jose Wejebe’s original “Spanish Fly” SeaCraft.
On this day we celebrate one of Jose's passions and one of the few avenues that bring people together. MUSIC! Join us for our live auction, one of the biggest silent auctions in the Keys, raffles, and 50/50. Other activities include a bounce house, face painting, magic show, mini golf, and much more! For more information on sponsorship click here.
March 2, 2024 Come celebrate the life and legacy of Jose Wejebe at our intimate get together in his backyard in the Lower Florida Keys. Shared stories with those near and dear to Jose, testimonies from JWF recipients, music, food to die for, open bar, live and silent auctions, and, of course, the best company around, will make for a night to remember.
Our family bonded on this trip. My kids talked about how much fun they had, and my wife and I got closer. She teared up after the trip and said we are in a good space right now, and it feels great. It was heartwarming. To the sponsors of the Jose Wejebe Foundation, Thank you as well. Your donations could save a Veteran’s Life. Being out on that water fishing was so therapeutic.
This summer we hosted our second women’s only trip with the Pink Ladies Fishing Team. Carolyn, (undergoing treatment for breast cancer), along with her friends Tonya and Gina drove down from Pompano Beach. Aside from a great time on the water with these ladies we made a genuine connection which I believe will grow and benefit the foundations future.
Let’s make shark fishing fun! We are actively looking for partners to integrate a conversation aspect such as tagging, and supplying catch records with conservation organizations. To our knowledge there has never been a stock assessment of bull sharks in the Keys, so let’s collect some data and raise some money to make fishing dreams come true.